Frugal Recipe: Hamburger Casserole

This recipe is part of a series of occasional frugal recipes. If you have a frugal recipe you would like to share send me an email at BuckWeber (at) If I use it I would be happy to link back to your site or blog.

Here is yet another quick, easy and frugal recipe handed down from my Mom. This was usually served in the fall and winter months, rather typical timing for casseroles, and just might be easiest meal we prepare in our house.


1 lb. hamburger, formed into four patties

½ onion, sliced into rings

4 – 5 potatoes, sliced

1 can cream style corn

Worchester sauce

Salt & Pepper


Layer into covered casserole dish or Dutch oven as follows:

Corn, potatoes, hamburger patties, onion slices. Add ½ cup water then sprinkle with salt, pepper and Worchester sauce. Bake covered in oven at 350 degrees for 1 to 1 ½ hours.

That’s the basic recipe. We have experimented with adding cream style soup, tomatoes, cheese and other veggies, for example, but we always come back to the original.


Further Reading: Chipped Beef Over Chow Mein


  1. holy smokes this sounds great, we're going to definitely make this one. will use ground turkey instead of beef, and hope it turns out just as good! thanks much! deb in Portland, OR

  2. Thanks, I hope the turkey works out.


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